The early 1800's. Jesse Constam, a highly respected spice merchant, lives in fashionable Gower Street. Saved from poverty himself, he rescues two children from the gutter. Jesse's intervention changes their lives forever. The fate of Abel Lackland and Lilith Lucas and their families become inextricably entwined as they are destined for the vastly different worlds of medicine and the theatre.
|Publisher||House of Stratus; 2009|
Fourth book in The Poppy Chronicles. Sequel to 'Flapper' (4120). In the ruins of war-torn London, Poppy and her family experience love, passion and courage.
Fifth book in the Poppy Chronicles: Sequel to 'Blitz' (4668). The Festival of Britain symbolizes a new spirit of optimism for the whole country. For Poppy this means success with her catering business as rationing and food shortages end. Yet for Chloe, Poppy's stepdaughter, these are years of bitterness not optimism!
Book 2 of The Poppy Chronicles. Sequel to 'Jubilee' (3059). The outbreak of World War l brings changes for 16 year old Poppy.
Book 3 of 'The Poppy Chronicles'. Sequel to 'Flanders' (3549). Poppy has more than her reckless daughter, Chloe, to worry about in 1926 - the year of the General Strike.
Abel Lackland, rescued from the slums of Victorian London as a child, has achieved great success as a surgeon. Lilith Lucas, saved from destitution at the same time as Abel, has achieved equal success as an actress. One night, Abel's son Jonah, steals away to watch Lilith, unaware of her thirst for revenge. He is enchanted by her, as his father was many years before. Lilith sees in Jonah an opportunity to settle old scores ...
HOW DID I GET HERE FROM THERE?
One of Britain’s most prominent campaigners for proper medical care, Claire Rayner takes us through her unhappy childhood in Stepney and subsequent evacuation during the War, her nursing training and career, and life as Agony Aunt and writer.
The first book in the Poppy Chronicles. One rainy night Mildred Amberly takes a cab from affluent Leinster Terrace into the East End of London, to a world of drama, excitement and teeming life. Into this world comes Poppy, whose first memories are of Victoria's Jubilee and who will live through two World Wars and witness a century of change.
Sequel to 'The Haymarket' (2140). Crisis in a Victorian family unites them and yet turns them against each other.